REACH Lanarkshire Autism
REACH Lanarkshire Autism

Charity registered in Scotland SC043269

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire.

Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.


Current vacancies

Activity Co ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,660
  • Cambuslang
  • Closing 29th March 2019

REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services throughout Lanarkshire. REACH is a parent led, pan Lanarkshire charity and currently has around 285 members.

We are looking to employ an Activity Co-ordinator whose responsibility it will be to set up new activities for our children and young people with Autism in both North and South Lanarkshire. These activities will be varied and will be community based to ensure easy access for our families. The Activity Co-ordinator will also provide support to staff in our current activities to ensure our children and young people are supported, having fun and making progress.

This is a full-time post which has been funded for one year by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Young Start programme. We would hope that the position will show a need for continued funding to extend the length of the contract.

Whilst it is desirable that the successful applicant is educated to degree level, the post holder must have knowledge and experience of working with people with Autism. Ideally, we would be keen to hear from people who have worked in a similar position and possess the necessary skills to provide support to both staff and service users. The post holder will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

The post covers North and South Lanarkshire although the post holder will be based in our office in Cambuslang.

Shortlist

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Volunteering

Volunteer Play Worker - Activities Class

At Postcode

Playschemes / Childrens Clubs

12th March 2019

REACH Lanarkshire Autism are looking for a Play Worker to help support children with an autism spectrum condition at their youth group. The group provides different activities such as Nintendo Switch, arts and crafts and board games. The group also has themed nights with pizza, q… Read more

Volunteer Play Worker - Music and Movement Class

At Postcode

Playschemes / Childrens Clubs

12th March 2019

REACH Lanarkshire Autism are looking for a Play Worker to help support children with an autism spectrum condition at their Jo Jingles sessions. The session involves music and movement, where the younger children are introduced to fun educational themes such as numbers, colours e… Read more

Supporting At Activities

At Postcode

22nd November 2018

We are looking for Volunteers to provide support to our young children within our girls group. Each session is adapted to the needs of those attending in relation to their individual care needs. We deliver a range of Autism Friendly Activiites such as arts & crafts, music & … Read more

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